The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission has presided over a nomination court for Mutasa Ward 10 with three candidates from Zanu PF, MDC Alliance and NCA being duly elected to contest in the by-elections scheduled for the 11th of May next month.

The by-elections for Mutasa Ward 10 are being held after Councillor Frank Chitembwe of the MDC Alliance party was convicted and imprisoned leaving the seat vacant.

Following a nomination court held in Mutasa, Nomination Court Officer Cornelius Mudehwe declared Magret Tindinika of Zanu PF, Tanyaradzwa Rose Mukodza of the MDC Alliance and Tanyaradzwa Justin Chirimo of the NCA duly elected candidates to contest during the 11 May by-election.

The successful candidates thanked the electoral officials for conducting the process in a transparent manner with women candidates saying they are happy to be afforded the opportunity by their political parties to contest for leadership positions.

“We are happy with the process and the chance to contest. For me as a Zanu PF candidate I am contesting for the first time to be a councillor,” said Tindinika.

A number of council by-elections have been held after the 30 July 2018 harmonised elections with the ruling party taking the lion’s share.